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SHANGHAI

ShanghArt Shanghai

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Monuments

Installation view of “Monuments” at ShanghArt Shanghai, 2017. Photo by Alessandro Wang. 

 Courtesy the artist and ShanghArt, Shanghai/Beijing/Singapore.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first-ever solo show in mainland China, titled “Monuments,” was a survey of films, videos, photographs and installations dating from 1994 to the present. Occupying two floors of ShanghArt Shanghai, the exhibition’s pacing was noticeably mindful in the use of color and content, optimizing its dramatic effect.

The exhibition began with Haiku (2009), a two-minute documentary sketch taken from the capsule-like science-fiction set for…

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